By the numbers
Class of 2004 survey: post-graduation plans
The Office of Career Services conducts an annual survey of Princeton seniors to determine their post-graduation plans. The class of 2004 survey, conducted in May and June, revealed that:
• Some 63 percent of graduating seniors were pursuing full-time employment or yearlong internships, while about 26 percent were planning further education. Roughly 8 percent were following other pursuits, including the military, travel and professional sports. (About 3 percent of seniors did not respond to the survey.)
• Of those employed full time, the most popular career choices were investment banking and other financial services (41 percent); consulting and other service industries (28 percent); education and other nonprofit organizations (15 percent); and computer products and other manufacturing companies (7 percent). In addition, 8 percent of the class of 2004 accepted yearlong internships in a variety of fields.
• Among those planning further education, the largest concentrations were in law (25 percent); medicine and related fields (17 percent); sciences and mathematics (15 percent); social sciences (15 percent); engineering (12 percent); and humanities (11 percent).